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Issue #157: FEB 2017
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- Issue #157: FEB 2017
CirqueCast: a Cirque Fan VodCast!
CirqueCast, Episode #14:
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Alain Vinet – Musique Director
“What Was I Thinking?”
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Kit Chatham – KURIOS Drummer
“The Third Time”
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Raphaël Beau – Composer
“Compositeur des Curiosités”
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Fabrice Lemire – Artistic Director
“Varekai: From Big Top to Arena”
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- Alain Vinet – Musique Director
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The scene is that of a little boy, gazing from the wings of an old vaudevillian theater. Through the lights descending on that stage, he watches in fascination as the ringmaster introduces an act in that night’s circus. For now, this act exists only in the memories of Nicky Dewhurst. But it will be performed for the masses soon enough during the annual “One Night for One Drop” charity production.
The Beatles LOVE celebrates their 5,000th show! 5,000 confetti drops. 5,000 bows. 5,000 shows! We can't thank you all enough for being a part of their great adventure!
The public council of the Ministry of Culture has proposed limiting the activity of foreign circuses operating in Russia, with a view to protecting the nation’s “unique” brand of big-top entertainment. The proposals include a legal limit on the number of performances by foreign circus companies per year as well as stricter regulation of non-Russian performers.
Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios today launched DREAMS OF “O”, the latest virtual reality experience created and produced through this award-winning collaborative partnership. Attendees at CES, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, can view DREAMS OF “O” at the Samsung booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The construction of a theme park for Cirque du Soleil is underway in Nuevo Vallarta – a project in partnership with Vidanta Group and Mayan Palace, with an investment of $16 billion pesos – has the residents of Jarretaderas on high alert, who fear being forced to sell their homes or land or be evicted.
In December of last year, frontman M. Shadows revealed that Avenged Sevenfold would be taking the name of their new album, The Stage, to the next level at upcoming shows—partnering with theatrics giant Cirque du Soleil for the production. Avenged Sevenfold unveiled that production for the first time at their Jan. 7 show in Dublin.
One door closes and another one opens. No, really. It’s not a cheesy metaphor at Cirque du Soleil. Last year, Cirque closed “Zarkana,” only the second time it shuttered a Las Vegas title. But the first one, “Viva Elvis,” was in the same theater at Aria, making it hard to question the decision to make convention space out of a second-floor theater distanced from casino traffic.
Cirque du Soleil is exhibiting two virtual reality experiences on the Las Vegas Strip. At MGM Grand, guests can enjoy KA The Battle Within for a second takeover inside the hotel lobby. Meanwhile, guests at the Bellagio can explore DREAMS OF O. The VR experience showcases aerial acrobatics, dives, fire, and surreal amphibious characters.
Saudi Arabia has brought Cirque du Soleil inside its tent. As the kingdom tries to expand its tourism offerings, the government’s council of ministers has approved board members for the new General Entertainment Authority. Among the board members are Jonathan Tétrault, the executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Cirque du Soleil.
KOOZA, consisting of impressive acrobatic and clown acts, was for the first time used as a topic for a video slot game. SG Interactive developed an entertaining five-reel, 40-pay-line slot packed with action, which just might leave the audience in awe, just like the famous circus show, thanks to plenty of fun and rewarding features that will keep spinners chained for their seats.
ACROBAT Laura Kmetko recently marked her 900th show with Cirque Du Soleil’s KOOZA in Brisbane. “Brisbane is my 18th city with this show,” she said of her far-flung schedule, which includes up to 10 shows a week. Now homeward bound, the bubbly 32-year-old performer was looking forward to getting away to the mountains and visiting family.
West Islander Sarah Steben, raised in Beaconsfield and presently a resident of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, is a professional dancer on the rise and en route to Los Angeles. She’ll head there for a few weeks in January, with the hope of returning in April for a more extended stay.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: After 3 incredible years with Cirque du Soleil, Eirini Tornesaki has decided not to renew her contract with Kurios and will seek new adventures instead. Her last city with the show will be Dallas, TX and her last show will be on March 26th. Eirini joined the show at Creation and will be sorely missed.
Helene Fischer is the most successful artist in Europe and has broken all records in the German-speaking music business in recent years. In the course of her last live tour to the hit album "Farbenspiel" she was able to inspire more than 1.2 million viewers. And 45 Degrees is designing her next Arena Tour.